The Pattern of China’s Global Activity
Foreign Policy Instruments in Central Asia and Africa
In this work, first, the question of conceptualization of “Power” in the Theory of International Relations will be analyzed. Secondly, I will investigate which type of “power” China is exercising in the neighboring Central Asian region as well as the geographically remote African continent. To be exact, I will apply the classification of power suggested by researchers Barnett and Duvall (2005): compulsory, institutional, structural and productive power to analyze the question: which instruments or type of power is using China in order to spread its influence in the aforementioned areas? In closing, this paper argues that both in Central Asia and Africa China is not using any kind of compulsory power instead prefers to exercise other forms of power such as, for instance, institutional and productive powers.
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